Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This is the Water: Twin Peaks, Roswell and the Siren's Song (UPDATE)


Please tell me you're watching the new season of Twin Peaks. 

Like nearly everyone else my jaw is still on the floor after last night's episode. All the more so since it seems to very closely align with a topic I explored in great detail last year and that's the explosion of the atom bomb seeming to open some kind of doorway that allowed something dangerous to enter into our reality.



And whatever it is that crossed over seems to possess us and use us to its own ends, as we seem to be seeing in recent posts.

Lynch paints this picture in a way that simultaneously feels like a fever dream, Stanley Kubrick's lost masterpiece and some kind of bizarre MK Ultra conditioning session. As we'll see, this episode drew heavily on the work of Leslie Stevens and Joseph Stefano's Outer Limits, so much so that it played like a tribute.

It's going to take time to sort through but this series seems like a oracle. It feels less like television and more like revelation. Lynch is tapped into something very deep, very dark and very important.  


And it's only because of the conjunction of Chris Cornell's death and the return of Twin Peaks that I got thrown back down the Siren's well. I really thought I was done and good with the story but it so happened that the story wasn't done with me. 

It wasn't until I started putting some of the pieces together that I began to see how Twin Peaks, Chris Cornell and the Siren's song have been locked in a spiderweb of synchronicity since the very beginning.

Pay attention here- someone may be trying to tell us a story in the same nonlinear manner David Lynch is telling the new Twin Peaks.


Chris Cornell 's only acting credit is the Cameron Crowe film Singles. He appears onscreen with Bridget Fonda.


Bridget Fonda also appears onscreen with Bill Pullman in Singles.


Bill Pullman appears in the David Lynch film, Lost Highway, which features Elizabeth Fraser's version of 'Song to the Siren'

UPDATE: Still don't believe in the dark power of the Siren's Song?

In Lost Highway, Bill Pullman plays a musician falsely accused of murdering his wife, played by Patricia Arquette (who was cast as Jeff Buckley's mother in an unproduced biopic). Though never really explained it's implied that the Mystery Man, played by Robert Blake, is responsible for the murder.

In May 2002- same month the Jeff Buckley biography Everyone Here Wants You aired on British television- Robert Blake was accused of murdering his wife, Bonnie Lee Bakely, in back of a restaurant in Los Angeles.



Just months after David Lynch's Mulholland Dr - a film about an actress (Naomi Watts†) who has her lover killed - had depicted a memorable scene about a looming horror in back of a Los Angeles restaurant.

Mulholland Dr was originally produced as a TV movie after Lynch made Lost Highway.

Blake was acquitted on account of there was no evidence to tie him to the crime, and the only testimony came from two stuntmen associated with Bakely's former lover, the convicted murderer Christian Brando.

Brando shot and killed his sister's lover at Marlon Brando's residence on- wait for it- Mulholland Dr.

And "Bakely?"
The name Bakley belongs to the early history of Britain, its origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in any of the places named Buckley, or Buckleigh, in England.
Bakely's daughters later successfully sued Blake for wrongful death. 

Lost Highway was Jack Nance's last role. He died under mysterious circumstances before the film was released. David Lynch produced a documentary in his honor, released 2002.

A special thanks to longtime Shemsu Sunner Devin. I knew there was something I was overlooking.



Patricia Arquette is featured in the Lost Highway's 'Song to the Siren' scene.



Arquette also stars in True Romance, which she plays the lover of a young man who is channeling Elvis Presley, who died in Memphis and whose statue overlooks the site of Jeff Buckley's death. Arquette was cast to play Jeff Buckley's mother in the unproduced docudrama Mystery White Boy.

True Romance also features Brad Pitt and this memorable use of Chris Cornell's MDD anthem, 'Outshined'. 


Brad Pitt appears in Jeff Buckley documentary Everybody Here Wants You, which also features Elizabeth Fraser. 

Chris Cornell's tribute to Jeff Buckley, 'Wave Goodbye,' is played on the TV series Roswell, set (of course) in New Mexico 


Roswell star William Sadler played Death in Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey, starring Keanu (or Ki-Anu) Reeves

Keanu Reeves played Buddha in Little Buddha, with Bridget Fonda and Chris Isaak 


Chris Isaak starred in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, the franchise's last chapter until 2017.


Ben Rosenfield appears in its next chapter. 


Rosenfield's first feature film role is portraying Tim Buckley in the Jeff Buckley biopic, Greetings From Tim Buckley.


Roswell's William Sadler portrays Lee Underwood (the guitarist on the Starsailor version of 'Song to the Siren') in Greetings from Tim Buckley.


Tim Buckley's first public recording of 'Song to the Siren' first heard on the "Frodis Caper" episode of The Monkees, whose plot revolved around the capture of a flying saucer. 


The 1994 TV movie Roswell revolved around the capture of a flying saucer in New Mexico. 

It aired the very same day Soundgarden played the Fox Theater in Atlanta. Cornell died after Soundgarden played the Fox Theater in Detroit.

Soundgarden performs live in Singles, playing 'Birth Ritual'. Singles co-star Bill Pullman later stars in Independence Day which centers on a UFO captured at Roswell. 


Roswell starred Kyle MacLachlan, who portrays Dale Cooper on Twin Peaks. 


Cooper emerges from the Black Lodge into a storeroom where characters played by Rosenfeld and Madeline Zima were last seen. 


Madeline Zima starred on Californication (itself loaded with Siren symbolism) alongside David Duchovny. 


David Duchovny played a cross-dressing FBI agent on Twin Peaks. He'd later play another FBI agent on The X-Files.  

Duchovny would later be replaced on The X-Files by Robert Patrick, brother of original Nine Inch Nails guitarist Richard Patrick (whose band Filter recorded the rock theme for the first X-Files movie). 



Robert Patrick first appears on X-Files same episode 'Scully's Theme' first heard, which was based on Elizabeth Fraser's 'Song of the Siren'.

 

Don Davis, who portrayed Major Garland Briggs on Twin Peaks, appeared as Scully's father on The X-Files. Davis's first appearance on The X-Files was in 'Beyond the Sea', which also guest-starred Brad Dourif. 


Brad Dourif appeared in Blue Velvet, the film where Lynch tried and failed to secure rights to Elizabeth Fraser's version of 'Song to the Siren'. That film starred Laura Dern, who also appears on the new Twin Peaks. 


Laura Dern first appears in Episode 6, which also features this very Blue Velvet-like performance by Balthazar Getty, Patricia Arquette's lover during Lost Highway's playing of  'Song to the Siren'.

'Song to the Siren' was produced by John Fryer, who also produced the prophetic 'In the Gold Dust Rush.'  

Fryer also produced the first Nine Inch Nails album.

Nine Inch Nails toured with David Bowie in 1995.



David Bowie appears in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.  

Nine Inch Nails appear on Twin Peaks episode that centers around a locust chimera that possesses a girl through the mouth.

The Nine Inch Nails' album The Downward Spiral was released the same day as Soundgarden's Superunknown

Trent Reznor appears in 2014 documentary Beautiful Noise, about Cocteau Twins and the movement they inspired.

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden toured together in 2014. They opened in Las Vegas.

Downward Spiral, which was recorded at Manson-massacre house 10050 Cielo Drive, features a sample from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre on the song 'Reptile'.*



Texas Chainsaw Massacre's 2003 remake features cover of Fraser's cover of "Song to the Siren."

David Bowie and Trent Reznor sang "Reptile" as a duet on their 1995 tour.

Three days before Downward Spiral released Jeff Buckley and Elizabeth Fraser began their love affair in Atlanta, sparked by Fraser's version of 'Song to the Siren'.



Fraser is from the Falkirk council area of Scotland, which boasts two enormous statues of the Kelpie, the Scottish water-demon version of the Siren, that shapeshifts from horse to human. 

Falkirk is a half-hour's drive from Rosewell, the town that borders the Rosslyn Chapel.



In the final scene of Episode 8, the possessed young girl is mesmerized by the incantation of a demon who chants an incantation that wouldn't sound out of place on Garlands: 

"This is the water and this is the well. Drink full and descend.  The horse is the white of the eyes, and dark within."

Like the Sirens and the mermaids, the entity is a chimera of a frog and a locust, both plagues that Moses brought down on Egypt in Exodus. 

Elizabeth Fraser's only solo releases are the singles 'Underwater' and 'Moses'. 


The girl in Twin Peaks is played by Tikaeni Faircrest. Tikeani is an Inuit word meaning "Wolf."

After the girl is possessed you hear horses in the desert. Or perhaps it's the Kelpie.


BONUS TIMELINE

• Blue Velvet released. Includes 'Mysteries of Love', song written when Lynch was unable to license 'Song of the Siren'. September 1986 

• Ccoteau Twins release Love's Easy Tears EP September 1986. 


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• Elizabeth Fraser's first child born September 1989

• Soundgarden release first major label album Louder than Love, September 5, 1989

• Julee Cruise releases her first album Floating into the Night, featuring debut of Twin Peaks theme 'Falling'. Also features 'Mysteries of Love'. Released September 12, 1989

• Nine Inch Nails releases first single, 'Down in It', September 15, 1989

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• Jeff Buckley moves to New York February 1990

• Andrew Wood dies of overdose March 1990

Twin Peaks premieres April 1990

Lynch's Wild at Heart is shown at Cannes. Laura Dern stars. May 1990



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• Elizabeth Fraser and Jeff Buckley first meet in New York's Roseland Ballroom, April 1991

• Jeff Buckley makes his public debut at a tribute to late father Tim Buckley in April 1991

• Chris Cornell releases Temple of the Dog, tribute to late friend Andrew Wood, in April 1991

• Twin Peaks put on hiatus April 1991 (canceled June)

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• Elizabeth Fraser and Jeff Buckley begin relationship March 5, 1994 in Atlanta.

•  Superunknown by Soundgarden and The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails released March 8, 1994

• Kurt Cobain is murdered April 5, 1994. Body is discovered morning of April 8, 1994. Cocteau Twins tape appearance on Tonight Show that same afternoon.

• Soundgarden play in Paris that night, where Cocteau Twins' death-omen "Road, River and Rail" is set.

Holy Matrimony opens same day, starring Lost Highway's Patricia Arquette and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Levitt would later star in UFO-themed Mysterious Skin which features Cocteau Twins' 'Crushed' and score by Cocteau Twin (and Fraser's ex-husband) Robin Guthrie 


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• Trent Reznor clashes in media with Courtney Love over liaison, Spring 1995

X-Files airs Roswell-themed 'Anasazi', set in New Mexico, featuring actor Bernie Coulson, who former roommate Brad Pitt based his character in True Romance onSpring 1995

• Courtney Love and Jeff Buckley date, Spring- Summer 1995

• David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails tour begins featuring duet on 'Reptile'
early September 1995 

• Cocteau Twins release Elizabeth Fraser's love letters to Jeff Buckley, Twinlights and Rilkean Dreams, September 1995

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Lost Highway, featuring 'Song of Siren' released February 1997

The X-Files airs UFO-capture two-parter in March 1997, guest-starring Tom O'Brien, who later stars on The Dead Zone, whose theme song is Jeff Buckley's 'New Years Prayer', from album co-produced by Chris Cornell.

• Chris Cornell quits Soundgarden in April 1997

• Elizabeth Fraser records 'Teardrop', a love letter to Jeff Buckley, same day he drowns in May 1997

Air Force Roswell Report released June 1997

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Twin Peaks revival announced 2014

• Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails tour together 2014

• Cocteau Twins documentary Beautiful Noise released 2014

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X-Files Season 11 schedule announced May 15, 2017 

• Chris Cornell dies near site of Siren-like legend May 18, 2017

Twin Peaks, the Return Premieres May 21, 2017, featuring Cocteau Twins wannabe's Chromatics

•  70th anniversary of Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting, June 24, 2017

• Nine Inch Nails appear on interdimensional-themed episode of Twin Peaks, June 25, 2017

• Elizabeth Fraser to make first public appearance in 5 years, July 23, 2017, the day of the   rising of Sirius, to talk about Blue Bell Knoll, whose title comes from fairy lore.



The published lyrics for the song NIN played on Twin Peaks reuses a lyric from 'Reptile': "she leaves a trail of honey to show me where she's been." That line is not on the final recording. 

Spirit possession, honey, mouth, locusts. Oh, plus gold that isn't really gold. Why does that all sound so familiar?


† Naomi Watts is married to my wife's second cousin, Liev Schreiber. Bonnie Lee Bakely is from my old stomping grounds Morristown, which is also Richard Hoagland's birthplace.

73 comments:

  1. Re: "Elizabeth Fraser and Jeff Buckley begin relationship March 5, 1994 in Atlanta."
    I read somewhere Atlanta is named after a Greek goddess, but Atlanta sounds a lot like
    Atlantis (Ancient Greek: Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, "island of Atlas") to me, which "is a fictional island mentioned within an allegory on the hubris of nations in Plato's works Timaeus and Critias, where it represents the antagonist naval power that besieges "Ancient Athens", the pseudo-historic embodiment of Plato's ideal state (see The Republic).
    In the story, Athens repels the Atlantean attack unlike any other nation of the (western) known world, supposedly giving testament to the superiority of Plato's concept of a state.
    At the end of the story, Atlantis eventually falls out of favor with the gods and submerges into the Atlantic Ocean."

    Wolf river flows into the Mississippi river, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico, which merges with the Atlantic Ocean.
    I'm just going with the flow here ;-)

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    1. Atlanta is also on the 33rd parallel. So there does seem to be some kind of thruline at work there.

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    2. 1994 was a Jubilee year, as determined by the conjunction of Sirius A and Sirius B. Lot of stuff happened there. The Messianic movement got a huge lift-off in 1994 also.

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  2. Re: "Brad Pitt appears in Jeff Buckley documentary Everybody Here Wants You, which also features Elizabeth Fraser."
    I read a news article that Pitt was devastated by Cornell's death, as they were close friends.
    " Brad Pitt led mourners at the funeral of his friend Chris Cornell, which took place in Los Angeles."
    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/chris-cornell-funeral-brad-pitt-christian-bale_uk_592938c1e4b0df57cbfbe26c

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    1. Good one- I'd forgotten about that. Well done, D.

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  3. For what it's worth, another of the plagues Moses brought upon Egypt was river water-based, as the Nile turned to blood (Exodus 7:20).

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    1. Which ties right into the Adonis/Attis mytheme.

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    2. Sirens are not marmaids

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    3. You're right, they're not marmaids. However, they came to be mermaids in Roman times. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mermaid

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  4. Actually Chris with Patricia Arquette involved in this 'Song to the Siren' saga it's all starting to get rather 'Six Degrees of Separation' to me, as she is friends with my sync buddy and actor Andras Jones who runs the Radio8Ball show and has had Patricia Arquette on his show before she won her Oscar for 'Boyhood'.
    I love Patricia as a person and actress (in a Platonic way, not in a Fraser for Buckley way) and knew there was something esoterically special about her as an actress and while I've not met Andras in real life (probably has something to do with me living in Australia;-) I count him as a friend from all of our world wide web interactions. Andras of course played a twin in 'Nightmare on Elm Street 4'.
    I wrote a post titled "Did the "Pop Oracle" Forecast Patricia Arquette's Success in the Movie "Boyhood" Back in 2010?" about Pat being on Andras' show, which you'll find at this link to my post -
    https://brizdazz.blogspot.com.au/2015/01/did-pop-oracle-forecast-patricia.html
    I kind of feel I'm tangled up in this 'Song to the Siren' saga myself now in a much more personal way than I thought possible.
    I don't have the safety of someone watching from the shore anymore, as I'm in the same water with all of the other players involved here, even if it is just a toe in the water, so far.
    But then again, we probably all are in some way, too.

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    1. Yeah, you have to keep focus on a single thread or you can really get out there. I did add in that Arquette had been cast to play Jeff Buckley's mother in Mystery White Boy.

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  5. These don't connect to the cluster you're dialed in with, Chris. But they're things about Cornell I haven't seen anyone talk about:

    -He was co-producing a movie about Richard Ramirez at one point. James Franco was to star. I guess it got shelved.

    -He (Cornell), had an unusually high number of stalkers. Four separate ones I believe. FBI was involved. Lots of crazy allegations made on part of stalkers.

    And that's not including his ex-wife, grunge scene, music biz person Susan Silver. She hired a P.I. at one point and the P.I. broke into Cornell's house and took a piss, or something. Just...odd stuff all around.

    Finally, kind of a personal plug, but it relates...

    In the video for 'Black Hole Sun', way down in the mix, there's hidden 'talking' at the start and end of the video. It's bugged me ever since I discovered it. It sounds like it comes from a kids TV show or something. I wrote about it/made a video on it a few years ago.

    I can't shake the notion that it means something. Check it out if you care to:
    https://turbliminal.wordpress.com/

    My last thought was that Czech sci-fi writer Karel Capek's "War of the Newts" was a big influence on the BHS video. Don't know if that will reveal anything about the hidden talking, or not.

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    1. Stalking is the unspoken plague of celebrity. Jeff Buckley was freaked out by it as well- he had some problems with stalkers. There's a real seamy side to celebrity culture which doesn't get talked about but can go into some pretty grim territory.

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    2. Thanks for the link, looks interesting!

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  6. You forgot trent reznor and bowie collaborated with each other for im afraid of Americans.
    And bowie was in the first twin peaks.
    And now reznor is in the new twin peaks

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  7. "Nine Inch Nails appear on Twin Peaks episode that centers around a locust chimera that possesses a girl through the mouth"

    This is more interesting when you read the lyrics of the song NIN sings on the show.

    you dig in places til your fingers bleed
    she spreads herself wide open to let the insects in
    spread the infection where you spill your seed
    she leaves a trail of honey to show me where she's been
    i can't remember what she came here for
    i can't remember much of anything anymore

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    1. Honey again. Hmm, have to update that. Thanks again.

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  8. I've been following this thread with interest. That the explosion(s) of the Atom Bomb(s) might have opened a door of some sort, I can go with. The web of interconnections on this latest post seems as though it's beginning to explode into the realm of everything is connected to everything. The entertainment industry is actually a pretty small community compared to your average American town, say Roswell for instance. This makes it seem like there might be a bit of a 6-degrees-of-separation dynamic going on. Not trying to poo poo your argument necessarily; just wondering if you have a speculation about what the message might be.

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    1. First of all, it's not even close to true that the entertainment industry is a small community compared to Roswell. Hundreds of thousands of people in Los Angeles alone work in the entertainment industry. That's one city. Add in Vancouver, Chicago, New York, London, Paris and on and on.

      Second, this is a very tight thruline concentrated on a small handful of connectors. This is essentially about three things- Twin Peaks, Song to the Siren and Chris Cornell's death. Bear that in mind and re-read the post. I'm not going off on something like "well, this guy played "Passerby #6" on Twin Peaks and his cousin is a fireman and firetrucks have sirens on them and his mother-in-law is from Cornwall which kind of sounds like Cornell..." No. This is about a strange dance this VERY small pool of variables seems to be having with each other over a four decade span.

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    2. Also look at the timeline- look at things happening before any of these people even knew each other. Details are everything.

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    3. I think Robert Anton Wilson was the first place I read that Tinity was at 33• - maybe it's time to plug in some of the places involved in the German secret weapons project and see what syncs and symbolism might pop up? If anything is a candidate for opening gates, it's The Bell!

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    4. Okay I'll look again. Thanks for your response.

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  9. You had a post about David Bowie and "The Next Day" when it was released. I will always be grateful to you for introducing me to his lesser known music like "Outside". I read everything I could about him at the time including his concert for members of his fan club at Roseland http://www.davidbowie.com/news/king-new-york-rocks-roseland-39906. This post kept reminding me of all the connections to him including the Outside tour with Trent Reznor. Thank you Chris!
    Karin

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    1. The pleasure is mine, Karin. I'm always glad to turn more people on to more Bowie. Spread the love, I like to say. Thanks for that link.

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  10. Here is a link to David Bowie's Roseland Concert. I think this was the one I read about where he used his online name, Sailor. Roseland Ballroom, NYC
    2000, June, 19th
    Directed and produced by Duncan Z.H. Jones
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cDRpbVDS5c

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  11. Sorry Chris to keep posting. I left out this link. https://bowiesongs.wordpress.com/2013/05/02/outside-tour-the-nine-inch-nails-duets/

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  12. Another brilliant post, and thank you for this. My own mind is still blown away by the synchronicities in the last one, which I have some personal syncs with! I am a big fan of Lynch and I still have chills from Episode 8 two days later. This in particular from your article rings very true for me as a UFO experiencent and researcher "And whatever it is that crossed over seems to possess us and use us to its own ends, as we seem to be seeing in recent posts." I am certain I've seen this in action. And whatever it is -> it truly is terrifying. Much great food for thought hear, again thank you for pulling this all together, particularly the Siren Song is very clear as you laid it out.

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  13. Damn, the hits just keep on coming! Unreal (surreal!) what you're finding here, its like uncovering the proverbial "wiring under the boards".

    Regarding the idea of the atom bomb opening a doorway, yeah there's so many weird synchs connected to the 33rd degree parallel where it was detonated (& the number 33 in general): like the fact that both Hiroshima & Nagasaki are also on/near the 33rd degree parallel& that Truman (only president to order the use of atomic weapons) was the 33rd president & a 33rd degree mason (Scottish Rite & also Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri).

    Also see: https://www.ancient-code.com/mysteries-of-parallel-33/

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    "The Persian Gulf has a few interesting qualities, in ancient Mesopotamia now modern-day Iraq, where the cradle of the Sumerian civilization was, is the place where the 33rd parallel north acts as a junction of two rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates. Some biblical texts suggest that it was at this location where the Garden of Eden was located."

    Regarding the frog & locust syncs, I've seen Doug Rushkoff's contention that the plagues were written as symbolic/metaphorical attacks or desecrations against Egyptian deities, specifically, deities the Israelites might have once worshiped themselves while in Egypt. The plague of frogs being a desecration against Heqet, the frog-headed goddess of birth. The plague of locusts being a desecration against the worship of Nut & Osiris. Specifically, locusts metaphorically devouring the crops attributed to them, wheat and rye. At any rate, something to ponder.

    Also, yeah, it does seem like something is trying to communicate a narrative here, albeit in a nonlinear fashion. Esp. regarding the use of music (& musicians). Oracles & possession again, Lynch nails it as usual. As do you.

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    1. I'm just about ready to declare David Lynch the greatest storyteller in film history. It's no surprise that someone so tuned into the power of dream is also a Fraser acolyte.

      Now as to those 33s

      Orange, CA, Jeff Buckley's birthplace 33º
      Niha Temple to Atargatis, "first mermaid", shepherd boy consort 33º
      Atlanta, where Buckley and Fraser began affair 33º
      Roswell, NM 33º
      Trinity Testing site, NM 33º

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  14. Great work Chris. I would love to hear your thoughts on Mark Frost. His Twin peaks companion novel is worth reading, and I noticed that he is releasing a second companion volume at the completion of the series. He has dealt with occult themes in some of his previous screen work, as well as his novels, e.g. The List of Seven. I suspect that Frost deserves his half of the writing credit for the new series, and perhaps even more than half.

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    1. Oh Mark Frost is the man. I'll be getting into his contributions in a later post. Crucial factor in the equation.

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  15. Chris,

    The threads you list, where people come in, go out, then come in again in new places and associations, strongly remind me of the interlacing of traditional Celtic art and knot-work. Appropriate, I suppose, for your Gaelic siren. Perhaps the lines they draw are a message in itself, a kind of pictograph or symbol? I haven't spent any time looking into that, but the idea presents itself.

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    1. This is a very Gaelic story, isn't it? The ethereal Scottish girl and her lusty Irish poet lover. A meeting in a faraway land. Omens, portents, unrequited love, early death, tragedy driving the spurned lover into seclusion. There's gotta be a song by the Chieftains or the Tannahill Weavers that tells the same story. Maybe even Enya or Big Country.

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    2. Listen to "Chance" by Big Country. - That's rad you brought them up. Unfortunately Stuart Adamson would take his own life in 2001. Big Country with Adamson was very moving and prolific band. Chris, you are really on to something man. These past blogs have really opened up a communication that is needing to be told. Thanks for laying it on the line. This is also bringing back so much nostalgia and syncs for me, it's unreal.

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  16. this particular SS blog post/thread is heavier than the first 4 Black Sabbath albums... keep 'em coming professor!

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    1. Cheers, Rick- it's about to get a lot heavier.

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  17. Hi Chris,
    Thanks again for this amazing work you've done!
    I had a thought run thru my mind as I read
    This-probably nothing (and sorry if someone else brought this up my eyes are tired tonight and couldn't read all of the comments) but didn't Robert Blake have a wife/girlfriend named Bonnie Sue Buckley or Bonnie Bakley?who was murdered? Just kind of thought of her last name in relation to Buckley, Blake,etc if her last name was Bakely or something like that it almost sounds like a "mash-up" of Blake/Buckley.
    Sorry if I am off in left field here! Thanks again for incredible posts!
    ATB,
    Devin

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    1. The name Bakley belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their
      having lived in any of the places named Buckley, or Buckleigh, in England. Bakley is a local surname, which belongs to the
      category of hereditary surnames. The name may derive from the Old English "bok lee," meaning meadow, or field. The
      likely meaning of the name was "clearing in a beech wood" (with boc meaning beech tree and ley meaning wood, glade or
      clearing).

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    2. Thank you very, very much, Devin- I knew there was something I was overlooking.

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  18. Might have found something else with regards to Cocteau Twins:

    Nov. 18th, 1990, they played the Orpheum in Boston. "Blue Bell Knoll" was the 1st song on the setlist:

    http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/cocteau-twins/1990/orpheum-theatre-boston-ma-23d2e8d7.html

    Nov. 18th is the 322nd day of the year. 3+2+2 = 7, the number sacred to Apollo. November 18th is 9+1+8= 18. 1+8=9. 9 being a number of major significance:

    http://www.halexandria.org/dward091.htm

    Quote:
    "Ancient and modern traditions are replete with ninefold symbolism. The Norse God Odin, ruler of the 9 Norse worlds, hung 9 days on the world axis or Yggdrasil tree to win the secrets of wisdom for mankind. In Scandinavia, 9 day fertility feasts were held every 9 years. There were 9 Norse giantesses, who strode 9 paces at a time and lived at the edge of the sea and land. The city of Troy in Homer’s Iliad and Oddessey was besieged for 9 years, while Odysseus wandered for 9 more years in trying to return home. The Greek goddess, Demeter, was depicted with 9 ears of wheat and searched 9 days for her daughter Persephone. The birth of Apollo and Artemis by Leto took 9 days and nights (Artemis becoming the midwife in the process and later choosing two 9-year old girls as her companions). The Greeks also honored 9 muses, while the Egyptians honored a company of 9 “gods” or neteru. Egyptian pharaohs, meanwhile, were often symbolized by 9 bows. Celtic traditions talk of 9 Celtic maidens and 9 virgins attending Bridget, while the sacred Beltane fire rites were attended by a cycle of 9 groups of 9 men. Aztec, Mayan, and Native American myths describe 9 cosmic levels (four above, earth, and four below). As the most auspicious number of celestial power in ancient Chinese, 9 became the rule in 9 great social laws, 9 classes of officials, 9 sacred rites, and 9-story pagodas. The festival of the “double yang” was held on the 9th hour of the 9th day of the 9th month. In Christian symbolism, there are 9 orders of angelic choirs in 9 circles of heaven and 9 orders of devils within 9 rings of hell -- possibly accounting for the fact that it took 9 days for Lucifer and his angels to fall from heaven."

    November 18th is also an interesting day in history, to say the least:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_18

    Some anniversaries that stand out:

    401 – The Visigoths, led by king Alaric I, cross the Alps and invade northern Italy.

    1095 – The Council of Clermont begins: called by Pope Urban II, it led to the First Crusade to the Holy Land.

    1916 – World War I: First Battle of the Somme: In France, British Expeditionary Force commander Douglas Haig calls off the battle which started on July 1, 1916.

    1961 – United States President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam

    1978 – In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple to a mass murder–suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier. (Lots of 9 syncs in there too).

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    1. I'll add to that pile- Rilkean Dreams and Rilkean Heart both refer to Jeff Buckley, who reminded Elizabeth Fraser of Rainer Maria Rilke ("my rilkean hearted friend buckley"). One of his most famous works is Sonnets to Orpheus, which Rilke wrote when a young girl he was close to died. Orpheus was a famous musician who ended up floating dead on a river because he refused to surrender his allegiance to Apollo when confronted by a pack of Maenads.

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    2. IDentifiable Friend5:29 PM, July 04, 2017

      In the Hebrew Bible, encoded within the sacrificial system, 9 is the number of atonement (4 is the other number). Both are square numbers. The smallest possible square numbers.

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  19. Oh, I think "they" were here well before the first atomics.

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  20. Personal opinion: Kurt Cobain is murdered April 5, 1994.
    No one killed him and he didn't kill himself. Hope no one minds me saying that... Well aware in in the minority... Said same thing about cornell. I enjoy your writing and certainly loved episode 8.

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  21. Re the footnote: "Naomi Watts is married to my wife's second cousin, Liev Schreiber."
    Alas married no more.
    They are now divorced.
    And I read an interesting article at the Cracked website yesterday that Lynch maybe working Mulholland Dr into the new 'Twin Peaks' show, which is probably why Watts is in it this time round.
    "Guess who's hanging out in the audience of the club [in 'Mulholland Drive']: Laura Palmer and Ronette Pulaski, two of Bob's most notable victims."
    https://brizdazz.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/mulholland-drive-is-set-in-twin-peaks.html

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  22. Memphis 1897

    Historic-memphis.com

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  23. Yes Chris---I am watching the hell out of the new season of Twin Peaks. Didn't think Lynch and Frost could pull it off, but I'm thinking again. Episode 8 was some of the most visually terrifying and disturbing television I have ever watched.

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    1. It's astonishing. I can't remember seeing anything like it before.

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  24. You do realize you suffer from schizophrenia, don't you? Have you been to a psychiatrist or psychologist for diagnosis and treatment as of late?

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    1. Yeah, you just keep telling yourself that, Slugger.

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    2. Not only that, but you must also be wondering how so many of his fellow schizos came to be gathered in consensus here. Were it not for the National Outpatient Registry, I'd never have found this place.

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    3. Ok. I get it. So Cornell had schizophrenia? Or Fraser? Or both of them? Go on. Keep talking.




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    4. Some of us have it much worse than that. According to the Tibetan Book of the Dead (which is a misnomer, since it's about how to live and die well both), there are one hundred peaceful and wrathful deities in the heart and brain, about a 40/60 split. That would mean hecatonophrenia overall or, if one identified mind and mental conditions with the brain, something like exínta-phrenia (or rather, penínta-októ-phrenia, to be numerically very precise). By the way, multiphrenics are fond of Google Translate and Greek etymology. Anyway it's potentially worse than being omniphrenic, which is either being God or being born a Gemini, either of which does not involve choice.

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  25. Chris, are you familiar with the book Shakespeare and the Goddess of Complete Being by the poet Ted Hughes? It's worth a look. Hughes was pretty much obsessed with the myth you've been talking about. So was his wife Sylvia Plath.

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    1. It's kind of synchy you mention that Anonymous, as Patricia Arquette is starring in the 2018 movie 'The Bell Jar', which was written by Sylvia Plath (under pseudonym "Victoria Lucas") and based loosely on her own life.
      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0844467/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_3

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    2. I wasn't aware of that-- very ineresting-- thanks for the heads-up! And Sylvia Plath was absolutely smitten with The White Goddess by Robert Graves. "There is one story and one story only..."

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  26. Check out Bill Pullman in Torchwood Miracle Day, in fact most of Torchwood is worth a watch. I have a feeling this connection might be relevant too.

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  27. Chris,
    Am I the only one to have noticed that in the new series Gordon Cole/David Lynch, also has a HUGE black & white picture of a nuclear explosion behind his desk ?
    https://unwrappingtheplastic.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/vlcsnap-2017-06-21-16h21m18s539-2.png?w=1280

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  28. This is so bizarre. Chris Cornell has said in interviews he was really influenced by Sylvia Plath's writing also.

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    1. That is bizarre. I had no idea about that when I mentioned Plath. Sync City.

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    2. Actually, Frieda Hughes (Sylvia Plath's daughter) is right into painting owls and other shamanic animals like crows and such.
      I wrote a post about her art a while back featuring some of her paintings -
      https://brizdazz.blogspot.com.au/2017/01/frieda-hughes-and-shamanic-spirit-of-art.html
      Maybe the owls aren't what they seem?-)

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  29. IDentifiable Friend5:26 PM, July 04, 2017

    Chris, you did a very interesting serious about the ancient identity of Lucifer and his return in the modern world. Do you have a similar series about Yahweh? I've read peoples attempts to correlate Yahweh with various Babylonian and Egyptian gods, but nothing ever clicked; no matter what god you try to identify him with, you can find other gods equally as identifiable. And of course, idol-smashing violence isn't restricted to the Muslim offshoot; early Christians behaved the same way. The Puritans were the same way for a while too. Interested in your thoughts on that topic.

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  30. Brizdaz-- that's really interesting. I wasn't aware of Frieda's paintings. You know her father was deep into shamanism-- indeed felt that all true poets are shamans.

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  31. I knew nothing about Frieda Hughes until I was on a road-trip and stopped into the town of Cooma, New South Wales, Australia, to collect a lotto prize I had won and get a coffee and some lunch.
    In Australia we have shops which we call newsagents (they sell lotto, newspapers, books, etc).
    Outside the the newsagents there was a table with discount books on it, one of them was a book called 'Who I Am', an autobiography of Pete Townsend's life up to that point.
    https://brizdazz.blogspot.com.au/2016/05/who-are-you-2.html
    It was only $4, so I bought it being a fan of the movie 'Tommy', but not so much of a 'Who' fan.
    In that fascinating read I found out that Pete Townshend put money into Ted Hughes story and made the film 'The Iron Giant', which has a pretty good message behind it.
    I watched that movie on Netflix, or something like that and thought how relevant that movie still was (more so with this f#cking crazy dickhead running North Korea and thinking he can take out the USA without being totally f#cked into oblivion)
    Frieda has to be someone who is much more advanced than me, and my life has been a real struggle, so much so that I pray to die in my sleep rather than to wake up in this f#cking nightmare every day.
    I also bought a book about Miley Cyrus (don't laugh) and I think she has an important role to play in the future (gut feeling) and it is because of her ties with the Hemsworth clan.
    Chris isn't stupid and I can see he is being guided through his life (he is the clan leader, I feel) by something beyond himself.
    I had to laugh when I looked up Chris on Google and saw he was 33 years old right now.
    Hemsworth has a major role to play at some point in the future I feel and my gut tells me I should lay money on that.
    With ripple affects though you'll never know how much any one person plays in this world.
    It's not like it will be the lead story on the six o'clock news.

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  32. Chris, Re: "Naomi Watts is married to my wife's second cousin, Liev Schreiber."
    I was reading an old eerie post of mine about the movie 'Mental' that Liev starred in playing an Australian shark hunter who ends up drowning.
    There is a screen shot in that post of the scene where Liev's character drowns in that movie, too.
    https://brizdazz.blogspot.com.au/2016/12/does-synchromysticism-sound-mental-to.html
    I won tickets to the premier of the movie in Brisbane and met the director and child star of the movie on the night.

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  33. There I was raising my eyebrows at some of the more outlandish leaps. I'm playing Adam Ant tunes thinking to myself at least you can't connect Adam Ant... but wait: Adam Ant - Physical (You're So) - covered by Nine Inch Nails. Okay, that's odd. Wait - there's more isn't there? Adam Ant dated Heather Graham/Annie. Anything else?

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  34. One more thought on Adam Ant - he wrote a song called Zerox - referencing the Xerox photocopier in relation to David Bowie who described himself as a "Human Xerox Machine" ... doppelgangers anyone?

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  35. GVF = Guf as Body is where souls descend from the realm of fire to the well of water aka the well of souls.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guf

    GUF is Gimmel Vau Pe or Camel Unioned to Empress. Intelligent fire becomes attached to the dust and condenses to become at or below the event horizon.

    GVF 1111 is Ozcarion racer at Opel Lope Pole. The joker bike car of 808. 800 and 808 are souls in the pool at and under the event horizon, down in the body, the GUF. Aries drives the bodies hence a Dodge Charger. GVF 1111. My friend, Eleeth D, pointed out this license plate connecting back to Opel Lope Pole. This latter being the riddle of PE OPLE in the Ten Dollar Bill with its Coreybantic torch issued at Patriot Act.

    Opel Lope Pole

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  36. Chris,
    You might want to check out Susanne Sundfør's Ten Love Songs. Lots of possibly strong synchs with the themes you've been revealing lately.
    Best
    Diego

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  37. Dana Skully's birthday is ....2/23

    at the end of Twin Peaks Return the date goes back to 2/23 (imho)

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